Music tour "In the footsteps of Johann Sebastian Bach"
What to expectJoahnn Sebasian Bach's abilities as an organist were highly respected during his lifetime, although he was not widely recognised as a great composer until a revival of interest and performances of his music in the first half of the 19th century. He is now generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.
Follow the footsteps of the illustrious composer Johann Sebastian Bach with AugustusTours during this special music tour to Eisenach, Weimar and Leipzig! Enjoy the organ concert in the Herder Church in Weimar and visit the birthplace of the famous composer. At the Bach House in Eisenach you can experience music at first hand.
Detailed information for journey "Music tour J.S. Bach: Eisenach-Weimar-Leipzig"
Basic package for your music tour Johann Sebastian Bach:
5 days/4 nights
Day 1: Individual arrival to Eisenach
After your arrival you can start your music tour programme with an individual walk through the beautiful city of Eisenach. Very fascinating are the Old City Center and the impressive building of the theatre house.
Day 2: Eisenach and Muehlhausen
In the morning you get to know many interesting facts about the life of Bach in Eisenach during a guided walking tour of Eisenach. Let your group discover places of the famous musician where he left his traces. Look forward to your visit of the Bach House, the birthplace of the famous composer where a highly professional guide will tell you more about Bach. In the afternoon your group drives to the Unstrut city of Muehlhausen by coach and explores the city during a thematic sightseeing tour. In the Blasii Church, which is a three-aisled hall church with elaborately designed facade and rose window, Johann Sebastian Bach once worked as an organist for a period of one year. To arrange a short organ playing is possible on request. You get back to Eisenach by coach.
Day 3: Weimar and Leipzig
Before this musical trip leads your guests to Leipzig, they explore the city of Weimar, where Bach developed his distinct way of playing cantatas. In Weimar a visit to the Church of St. Peter and Paul is a "pleasant duty". It is also named Herder Church and was the baptistery of the two sons of Johann Sebastian Bach.
Enjoy an organ concert before you drive on to Leipzig. Here your group will get to know more about the history and traditions of Leipzig, that Goethe once called his "Little Paris".
Day 4: Leipzig
Today your group will visit the St. Thomas Church, which is the home of the famous St. Thomas boys choir. Afterwards a visit to the Bach Museum could be part of your music tour programme. The Bach Museum Leipzig present the life and work of the St. Thomas cantor and the whole Bach family in an interactive and multimedia way.
Day 5: Individual departure
Extend the tour itinerary of this musical tour and complement your cultural journey with a trip to the Saxon capital, Dresden. We can also assist you with organising the bus transfer to the railway station or airport of departure.
Come to Leipzig during the Bachfest. The festival in honor of Bach takes place every year in June.
This itinerary is only a suggestion for your next music tour which can be adjusted according to your desires. Whether you draw inspiration from the proposals made in this itinerary or blend them with your own ideas, the AugustusTours team looks forward to putting together your next special interest tour.
Bachhaus Eisenach © AugustusTours
St. Thomas Church Leipzig © AugustusTours
Basic package for your music tour Johann Sebastian Bach:
5 days/4 nights
- 2 x overnight stay incl. breakfast at Steigenberger Hotel Thüringer Hof in Eisenach
- 2 x overnight stay incl. breakfast at Seaside Parkhotel Leipzig
- Guided walking tour of Eisenach 1.5 hours
- Guided tour through the Bach’s House in Eisenach
- Afternoon excursion to Muehlhausen incl. sightseeing tour and visit to the Blasii Church (short organ play possible on request)
- Transfer to Leipzig by coach with stopover in Weimar
- Organ concert in the Herder Church (Town Church St. Peter and Paul) in Weimar
- Guided walking tour Leipzig, 2 hours
- Visit to the Thomas Church in Leipzig
- Admission to the Bach Museum Leipzig
- City map of Leipzig per room
- Travel documents for the tour manager/driver
- 24-hrs AugustusTours telephone assistance during the tour
PLUS packages for your music tour Johann Sebastian Bach
- Organ music performance at the Herder Church Weimar
- Admission and guided tour to the Museum of Musical Instruments, 1 hour
- Half day excursion to Köthen by coach (5 hrs)
- Guided tour Köthen “In the footsteps of Johann Sebastian Bach” with visit to St. Agnus and Köthen Castle with Chapel
- 1x Dinner at Steigenberger Hotel Thüringer Hof in Eisenach
- 1x Dinner at the Restaurant “Auerbach’s Keller” in Leipzig
- Eisenach - Wartburg Castle or Bach House
- Leipzig - Leipzig Gewandhaus, Opera House or at the St. Thomas's Church
Those are suggestions for your next music tour which can be adjusted according to your desires. Whether you draw inspiration from the proposals made or blend them with your own ideas, the AugustusTours team looks forward to putting together your next group tour.
Prices for services included
This music tour "In the footsteps of Johann Sebastian Bach" is characterized by its creativity and flexibility, with each itinerary specially tailored to both your requirements and those of your guests. It can be shortened, extended or adapted according to your desires. The prices are based on the programme, group size and hotel class. We are looking forward to your inquiry and provide you with an individual offer for your music tour "In the footsteps of Johann Sebastian Bach" or to other German cities . We are also happy to organize a cultural tour in different German cities for your group!
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written by Juliane Bahr